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Assam Government To Replace Diesel-Run Buses With Electric, CNG Buses In Guwahati

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the ASTC's diesel-run buses in the Guwahati city will be replaced with electric and CNG buses in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.
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By Charanpreet Singh

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Published on August 21, 2021

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  • Assam Govt to procure 200 electric, 100 CNG buses in Guwahati
  • The govt aims to reduce carbon emission in the city
  • ASTCs diesel-run buses will be replaced by CNG and electric buses

The Assam government has decided to introduce 200 electric and 100 CNG buses to reduce carbon emission, according to a report from ANI. Upon procurement, these buses will be pressed into service in the city of Guwahati. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the diesel-run state transport buses in the Guwahati city will be replaced with electric and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) buses in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

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Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "Assam Government is planning to replace present city buses in Guwahati with electric and CNG buses only. There are plans to purchase 200 electric buses and 100 CNG buses. ASTC city buses will cease to operate diesel-run city buses. Our goal is to completely replace diesel-run buses with electric and CNG buses in Guwahati by the day this government completes one year."

Additionally, the state government has decided to provide one-time financial assistance of Rs. 10,000 to inter-district bus drivers and handymen, who were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic that resulted in nationwide lockdown. The government will also provide Rs. 15,000 to temple priests and naamghorias.

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